During tours, we do our best to cover setlists in real-time on Twitter. If you want to tweet a show in, just DM or @ us on the day and tell us to watch your stream that night.
Tori will be touring in 2014 to support the release of Unrepentant Geraldines. The European legs runs from May through June and the North American legs spans July and August. We do not know if additional dates elsewhere will be added.
In addition to taking the time to listen to the Indie Spinner Rack podcast, DavidMackGuide.com also breaks some news about RAINN’s 2009 Tori Amos Calendar, which they briefly mentioned in a previous update:
The new Tori Amos calendar for 2009 features such top shelf comic talent as Dan Brereton, Lee Moyer, David Mack, and Mike Dringenberg, as well as illustrators such as Kazuhiko Sano and Sterling Hundley. Don’t miss your opportunity to order this stunning calendar, benefiting RAINN (Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network). Includes a bonus poster by Lee Moyer.
Quite a cadre of talent, so it should be good! Per his production schedule, it’s expected to become available in June. Thanks again to David Thornton!
Note: Kyle Webster’s contribution to the 2009 calendar has been available for purchase from ImageKind.com since late last December — we must have missed that in the hub-bub of the holidays and tour recuperation period. Mea culpa!
Sexography author Carly Milne, blogger Kevin Apgar and others are launching a monthlong blogathon in support of RAINN’s campaign to establish a 24-hour/seven-day-a-week toll-free hotline. The month in question is April, also known as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. Bloggers who want to participate in order to raise money should swing on over to Kevin’s blog and read up on what they’re looking for. Among other things, if you participate, you get to use this spiffy icon on your blog.
Charles Vess reported recently that he’s nearly finished with the artwork for Blueberry Girl, which some of you may remember as the poem Neil Gaiman wrote for Tash. Work on the book began in early 2005; now Vess reports that “I’ll be finished with the paintings by the end of this month and then it will be a necessarily long wait for the actual book to be published.” Neil reported in February 2005 that proceeds from the book would raise money for RAINN and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Click the thumbnail above to see a larger image from the book, and go to Vess’ site to see several sketches and finished panels. Many thanks to rainonwater for the tip!
The 2008 Tori Amos RAINN Benefit Calendar is now available from RAINN’s store! This yearly tradition is an excellent way to support the United States’ largest anti-sexual assault organization, which Tori helped found. The calendar includes an extra month and features a poster-sized centerfold image and, as always, is a limited edition.
Thanks to Kat for the tip!
Revolution Health is currently holding an online mental-health fair where visitors can go to the site and visit various “booths” to find out more and donate money. One of the virtual booths belongs to RAINN, which gets 25 cents for every click.
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Nashville TN – Nashville residents Andrea Kleid and Jenn Brinn have both been impacted by the reality of sexual assault in their lives. Through that experience both women had come to know and support the organization RAINN, (Rape Abuse Incest National Network). When the two met, it became clear that they had much more in common than their affiliation with the RAINN organization; both women also work in the music industry and share a passion for music and its affect on humankind. It was this shared passion of using music to change the world one song at a time along with the understanding of the power of music that brought them together in 2006 to create PixieVoice Promotions and launch the inaugural RAINN Benefit Concert Tour to educate and empower survivors of sexual assault….
Livejournal, the blogging community, is doing a rare sale of permanent accounts, starting today (June 21st) and ending June 28. However, for the first 36 hours (as in, right now), $25 from each sale of a $150 permanent account will go toward one of four charity organizations, including RAINN (the other three are Witness, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Creative Commons). Proceeds will be split evenly between the four,
so you can’t or you can pick where your money goes. This may not be impetus to join LJ for the first time, but if you’re already a member, it’s something to keep in mind.
Rufus Wainwright, who opened for Tori on her 2001 Strange Little Girls tour, recently told the Advocate that being in Tori’s presence during that time helped him recover from a sexual assault he suffered in London. Follow the links, above or below, to see what he said. Thanks to Emmanuel and Tony for this one.
Tori wrote the forward for a charity photo book called The Pink Project. The book, released today, is available through the site. Proceeds will benefit RAINN and the Los Angeles Breast Cancer Alliance.
The annual 13-month calendar benefiting the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network is now for sale at the RAINN Web site. The calendar features 13 gorgeous paintings of Tori (click the link to see them all), and sales proceeds will benefit RAINN. Thanks to Mitchell Truman for letting us know these are ready!